USA Wrestling Executive Committee

Authority. An Executive Committee of the Board of Directors shall, consistent with the policies established by the Board, exercise the powers and perform the duties of the Board between meetings of the Board. The Executive Committee shall review on a regular basis, and may alter by a majority of its members, the approved budget for the corporation's programs.

Composition. The Executive Committee shall consist of thirteen (13) individuals, namely:
(a) Officers of the corporation: the President, First Vice-President, Second Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer;

(b) Three active athletes elected from the Board by the Athletes Advisory Committee, including one athlete representative from Freestyle, one athlete representative from Greco-Roman, and one athlete representative from Women’s Wrestling;

(c) Two members from the Junior Olympic Wrestling Committee, elected from the Board by the members of the Junior Olympic Wrestling Committee;

(d) The Chairperson of the National Council of State Chairpersons; and

(e) Others elected from and by the Board, so as to constitute an Executive Committee of thirteen (13).
The Immediate Past President, if any, shall be a voting member of the Executive Committee.

Meetings. Meetings of the Executive Committee shall be held not less often than quarterly, on call by the President, or at the request of one-third of the members of the Committee. Meetings shall be held at such time and at such location as specified in the notice of the meeting. Notice of a meeting of the Committee shall be sent to each member thereof in writing by the Executive Director, by mail, email or facsimile transmission, at least seven (7) days in advance of such meeting.

(a) The Executive Committee will meet in person on at least one occasion during the fiscal year.

Conference Telephone Call. The Executive Committee may, in lieu of taking action at a meeting, act by conference telephone call, as long as at least two-thirds of the members of the Committee in fact participate therein. Notice of the conference call shall be caused to be given by the Executive Director or President to each member. If notice is in writing, posting four (4) days before the call is deemed to have fulfilled this requirement. If notice is by telephone, actual contact must be made with each Executive Committee member.

Minutes of Meetings. Minutes of each Executive Committee meeting or conference call shall be sent to each member of the Board of Directors in a timely manner.

Committee Rules. The provisions of Sections 3.4, 3.5, and 3.7 shall be applicable to the Executive Committee (provided, however, that for the purposes of applying the provisions of Section 3.4, a quorum of the Executive Committee shall consist of two-thirds of its members).

Personnel. The Executive Committee shall be responsible for doing an annual evaluation of the Executive Director, reviewing the Executive Director's evaluations of all USA Wrestling staff, and to assist in the hiring process of employees when so designated by the Board or Executive Director. 


Bruce Baumgartner, PA - President, Chairperson
Richard Bender, CO - Staff Liaison
Veronica Carlson, CO - Athlete - Women's Freestyle, AAC Chairperson
Robert Cate, NV - JOWC
Zac Dominguez, NE - Elected
Stanley Dziedzic, GA - Ad-Hoc
Nate Engel, OR - Athlete
Joan Fulp, CA - 2nd Vice President
Craig LaMont, UT - JOWC
Michael Macchiavello, NC - Athlete - Men's Freestyle
Kerry McCoy, PA - 1st Vice President
James Ravannack, LA - Past President
Don Reynolds, IL - Treasurer
John Stefanowicz, PA - Athlete - Greco-Roman
Van Stokes, TN - Secretary
Steven Thorpe, OR - Chair of State Chairpersons
Mallory Velte, OR - Athlete